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Kadish Gass Family Papers

Identifier: B358


Joseph Gass (1870-1943) and his brother Samuel Gass moved to Liverpool, UK. In the 1880s and they immigrated to the United States in 1890. Joseph Gass lived in the failed agrigultural colony at Atwood, Colorado. He moved to Denver, Colorado and married Mollie Kadish in 1896. Mollie Kadish was born in Russia and was brought to Denver by her father Harry Kadish in 1890 from Brest Litovsk, which was part of Russia until 1918. Harry Kadish was an officer in the Russian cavalry during the Crimean War. Harry Kadish died in Denver at the age of 108. Joseph Gass and his family moved to Platteville, Colorado around 1901. He opened a dry goods store, the Joseph Gass Golden Rule and built a two-story building in 1904. Joseph Gass sold the store in 1921 and the family moved back to Denver. One of Joseph and Mollie Gass daughters was May Margaret Gass. Their eldest son, John Gass, married Loretta Edith Golin, the daughter of Albert Golin. The Golin family lived in Colorado Springs. The son of John and Loretta Gass, Alan Golin Gass, created the collection. The collection contains obituaries, biographical information, digitized photographs, and scrapbooks, and a menu.


  • between 1870-2013



0.25 Linear Feet (58 items and a half letter document box)


The papers are arranged in two series: 1. Papers and Books, 1918-1976. 2. Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1870-2013.

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